Elected Officials And Other Leaders Express Grief, Outrage Over Adam Toledo Police Shooting VideoReaction ranged from heartbreak to outrage among elected officials and caucuses late Thursday, following the release of video of the police shooting that killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate PresidentState Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) was elected the new Senate President on Sunday.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Priorities, Advances BudgetIllinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down in an exercise that could further fuel a politically charged standoff that's expected to extend the summer.
Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner's AdviserFor weeks, Beth Purvis' role in the administration had been somewhat of a mystery. Not until after several inquiries from The Associated Press did the Rauner administration disclose that Purvis — a key member of the governor's transition team — is now earning $250,000 a year to advise him on education policy.
Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local ElectionsThe Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
Illinois Democrats Shoot Down Voter ID ProposalIllinois Republicans have tried again to make voters show a photo ID before voting, and the proposal was once again shot down by Democrats.